When you first start, it's a lovely pain. Once you do it for a few days it really is easier. It not only builds your abs, but also your shoulders, biceps, triceps and chest. It really is a great upper body workout.
the fit is very good, the materials used in the swim suit are comfortable and dry quickly. currently wearing a 36" in slacks, concerned that this swim suit would be close fitting so I took the next larger size 38".
From the reviews, it looks like a Chinese brand that had some initial challenges in manufacturing, issues with zippers and so forth, which have since been resolved. I realized it had a kind of glove built-in to the inside of the jacket that goes around your wrist and thumb to keep the snow out of the arms. Not being a massive snow guy, I took a 'normal jacket' for a snow weekend with my family. I felt cool, despite the unknown name "Aikiki". The jacket was comfortable, plenty warm (but not too warm) and has plenty of pockets and cinches to keep the snow out. It was awful. Highly recommended. I had snow going down my neck, the fir on the collar just melted the snow causing me to get more wet. I bought it and took it to Mammoth Mountain for the weekend. It works great. I went to the fancy stores at the ski village and found a decent Northface Jacket but it cost over $350. Arguably, this jacket might be too warm for the snow if you happen to be very active while outdoors. But it was below 30F, windy, and snowing all weekend, and it worked great for me. I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much money on a jacket. On Day 3 I was still finding new features of this jacket. I continued to be jealous of my wife's jacket that had a proper hood to keep the snow out of your neck. I didn't use it, but the elastic design stayed around my wrist and made a nice seal anyway. For the cost, I'm very impressed. I felt like I was uncool wearing an improper jacket for the conditions. I came home and started searching on Aikiki and came across this.
Unfortunately, its started to break down. Super warm. This is a great coat, but it has its flaws. I've had this coat for 1 year and change and the zipper has broken off, and the little velcro strips are peeling off. That being said, I have no regrets buying this coat. I wore it mostly while riding a motorcycle on the highway, during wintertime when it averages 32F, but can get as low as 0-10 F, and I never felt my chest or arms get cold. Generally speaking, it gets about 20-30 degrees colder while on the highway on a motorcycle, so this coat is not playing around.
I think this is a steal for the amount you get for the price. I never knew that a sports bra could be as comfortable as this bra. This fits like a glove and it is very well made. I have no regrets buying these bras and I am half tempted to find more colors to add to my collection. I don't even know what was holding me back from buying this but now that I have it I want more. but here it is the most perfect sports bra.